Monday, June 4, 2012

The Outdoors

I have never really liked the outdoors. I hate camping and used to dread when my girl scout troop would go. I hate hiking. I used to get so excited when it was raining out because that meant we could have indoor recess. The one exception is the beach. I love going to the beach and being in the sun. Other than that, I could stay inside for pretty much the rest of my life.

Ok I'm exaggerating a little, but seriously. I never understood the excitement around sleeping outside in a tent with bugs and animals around, no running water, and no comfy bed. Now that we are all blog BFFs, I'm sure you will understand why I hate camping.

My nightmare sleeping situation. via

You all know how particular I am about getting my proper sleep. This doesn't happen when I'm worried about bears coming to snack on me. I'm also not the type of person who can fall asleep anywhere. I need a comfortable bed and I prefer some type of sound (like a fan or a radio) to help me sleep. And no, nature sounds do not count. The sound of crickets reminds me that there are bugs in my sleeping area and therefore, I won't sleep.

I'm also a bit of a snob when it comes to showering. I need to shower. The thought of an entire weekend without a shower gives me serious anxiety. And when I say I need to shower, I don't mean taking a dip in a lake and using a little soap. I mean water coming down on me from a shower head and going down a drain. I really don't like sitting in/standing in dirty water. It kind of defeats the purpose for me.

This is more my style. via
Oh and cooking on a campfire? Sounds like a nightmare to me. I don't cook when I have all the tools, equipment, and appliances available to me. Why would I cook without them?

In high school my friends and I used to go to LL Bean (the flagship store is about 20 minutes from where I grew up) and sit in the tent displays inside the store and play card games and board games while eating snacks we brought. Otherwise, you really wouldn't catch me in a tent.  

LoLo really wants to go camping sometime. The closest thing to camping I could do would be a road trip where we drive somewhere fun and stop at hotels and fun sites along the way. No sleeping outdoors or animal encounters.  But LoLo says no to road trips. He hates spending that much time in the car. In fact, his exact words were "I don't do road trips like you don't do camping." I guess he really doesn't do road trips.

Anyone want to take a cute Dominican boy who can cook and tell really funny stories camping sometime?

Pleeeeeeeeeeeease take me camping!
And I mean really, who wouldn't want to take that cutie camping??

1 comment:

Colorado Gal said...

Y'all can come visit me-- I'll take you camping! :)